Control logic and BMS in OpenStudio

asked 2022-05-16 06:02:27 -0600

updated 2022-05-16 10:48:12 -0600

Hello everyone! I have a question about the potential of the software. I should develop a master thesis about evaluation of energy savings by implementing a bms system. To do this, i need to insert in my modelling software a control logic about sensors, probes, etc. For example, insert decision trees through logic gates to determine whether or not a light bulb is switched on Can i use OpeStudio to do this?

Thank you.

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What you're looking for is the EnergyPlus feature called Energy Management System (EMS). This allows you to define sensors to measure time-varying model outputs, actuators to override model settings, and the program to define the control logic. Unfortunately, you can only define the sensors and actuators in the OpenStudio Application -- you would have to define the program's control logic in a measure. If you search for "openstudio ems", you'll see lots of posts on this topic.

Does that answer your question?

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2022-05-16 10:51:47 -0600 )edit

Thank you for the answer! what could I use to define the implementation logic of the sensors? Can't I activate a sensor, for example, using a profile schedule occupants?

marcospike96's avatar marcospike96  ( 2022-05-18 03:13:40 -0600 )edit

here is a repo with openstudio measure versions of the EMS examples.

BrianLBall's avatar BrianLBall  ( 2022-05-19 08:38:05 -0600 )edit